Which items would you put in which room? (Living rm, parlor, library, den)
Currently thinking: Activity room. Wii connected to wall-mounted TV, indoor swing or two, treadmill, possibly a climbing wall
Benefits: floor space, able to be hidden from view by a curtain at end of foyer, much-needed indoor movement opportunities, can add storage under bar.
Problems: It has the windows, walls, curtains, fireplace, and floors for the Georgian sitting room of my dreams and is right beside the dining room. Will it look awkward and tacked on to put an activity room there?
Currently thinking: Not sure.
Benefits: Perfect space for a curtained stage in front of window. Raised ceilings with crown molding and chair rails.
Problems: No real purpose or flow. Open on two sides, but divided from larger room and foyer by column and partial wall coming down from ceiling. Feels like overflow from what doesn't fit elsewhere.
Currently thinking: Library
Benefits: front (east) wall perfect for full-wall bookshelf with library ladder and window seat. One extra-large couch will be a great family gathering spot in the evenings or reading nook in the day.
Problems: TV hookups in awkward spot. Would require purchasing a second TV when I'd like to get rid of the one we already have. Would fish tank also fit? Hard to find extra-large couch in more formal style needed for guests. Difficult flow with adjacent room.
I didn't realize when I posted this yesterday that it cut off at a certain character count, so I'll include the list of items in a reply to be safe. I'd love to hear your ideas!